The goal of the collaborative Klamath River Basin Food Security Project is to re build  a sustainable food system that supports healthy communities, healthy ecosystems and healthy economies among the Karuk, Klamath and Yurok Tribes.

Building Food Security in the Klamath: November 2015
Getting ready for the winter garden, Weitchpec, CA

Ayukîi, Aiy-ye-kwee', Waqlisi, Hello!
Fall harvests are winding down, but there are still lots of ways to have fun, learn something new, and eat delicious fresh food in the Klamath. Salmon, elk or berry canning? Bread baking or mushroom cultivation? Putting in a winter garden? Whatever your interest, the Food Security Project has something for you! All events are free and open to all. We hope to see you soon!

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Photos this issue by: Grant Gilkison, Perri McDaniel, Megan Mucioki, Ramona Taylor, Jennifer Sowerwine
This Month on the River
Radishes 101 at Weitchpec Community Garden
Karuk Tribe
The Karuk Tribe invites all community members to join us in harvesting and processing fall foods, dates below. Contact Food Security Coordinator Lisa Hillman or Ron Reed for more information or to sign up, 530-627-3116.

Elderberries for everyone!
  • Native Food Harvesting with Karuk Food Crew, Mon and Fri, Nov 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at Karuk Department of Natural Resources office in Orleans, CA. Help harvest our traditional foods!
  • Fall Native Foods Workshop Mon Nov 16, 10:30 am - 3 pm, Yreka Housing Authority Community Room, 1836 Apsuun, Yreka, CA. Learn the art of pressure canning salmon and preserving vegetables.
  • Native Food Harvesting with the Karuk Food Crew. Wed Oct 21 and 28. Happy Camp, CA Karuk Tribal TANF Office 9am - 4pm.

  • Native and non-Native Food Processing, Tues & Thurs, Nov 5 (10am - 5pm), 10 & 12 (9am - 3pm), 17 & 19 (9am - 4pm), at Karuk DNR, Orleans, CA. Wed Nov 18 at Happy Camp TANF Office.

Klamath  Tribes 
Canning Workshop - We'll be canning game meat, huckleberries and pie filling for the holidays! Light dinner will be served. Thurs Dec 3, 3-7:30pm at Klamath County Extension, 6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls OR.  Call Food Security Program Coordinator Perri McDaniel, 541-882-1487 ext 235 to sign up.
  • Our Chiloquin garden is still producing kale, chard, and broccoli, available free! Call Perri if you want to pick some up. We're in the garden most Tuesdays and can use help getting ready for winter, call Perri if you'd like to join us.
  • Chiloquin Dinner & Conversation - OSU invites your input on eating healthy in Chiloquin. Please come share a meal and your thoughts, Weds 11/4, 5:00 - 7:30pm at the Community Center, Chiloquin, OR. RSVP to Patty Case, 541-883-7131.

Yurok Tribe
The Yurok Tribe invites you to our Fall Feast, coming soon to a location near you! Tues 11/17 in Weitchpec, Weds 11/18 in Crescent City, and Thurs 11/19 in Klamath, CA. For more information, call   Alita Redner,  530-625-4130 ext 1619.

Irrigation Workshop - learn to put in a water-saving drip system with Garden Educator Sam Mucioki. Thurs 11/12 at 10 am in the Yurok Tribe Community Garden, Saints Rest Road, Weitchpec. Call Jeannette Robins at 530-625-4130 to sign up.

Gardening - We're putting in winter crops in Weitchpec and can use your help! Food Tech Jeannette Robbins is there Wednesdays, 8:30am - 12:30pm. Garden Educator Sam can answer your questions most Thursdays, or he can come to you! For more information call Jeannette at 530-625-4130.  To find out what's happening on the coast, call Chris Peters, 707-464-1852.
Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Your bread could looks like this...
Annual Bread University - with Professor of Yeast Malcolm Terence.  Thi s year in Happy Camp AND Orleans! Sat Nov 21, 10 am, Happy Camp Old Gym (near Karuk Offices). Sun Nov 22, 10 am, MKWC Panamnik Building, Orleans, CA. Fo r more information contact Malcolm at malcolm.terence

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop - Learn to grow your own! Sat 11/17, 11:30am at Sandy Bar Ranch, Orleans, CA. For more information call  Foodsheds Outreach Coordinator  Grant Gilkison , 530-627-3202.

AFRI Event Calendar 
Monday, Nov 9, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  AFRI Monthly Conference Call     

Thursday - Friday, Nov 12-13, all day
Oak Woodland Ecology & Management Symposium Oak experts from California and Oregon present information on caring for this important part of our food system. UCCE.  Eureka, CA   

Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:30 - 7pm
Food Deserts in Rural Communities. How do people in rural areas get the food they need? Humboldt Food Policy Council. Deborah Giraud will speak about our Food Security Project.

Food Security News
Food Security speakers answer questions at UC Berkeley

Sharing What We've Learned: the California Indian Conference
Ramona, Perri & Mark visit King Middle School's Edible School Yard
Food Security team members traveled from the Klamath to Berkeley, CA in October to present our project to a diverse audience of Tribal members, sch olars and students at the 30th a nnual California Indian Conference. We also learned to preserve plant specimens at the UC Berkeley Herbarium and toured local school and community gardens. Lots of food for thought! 

F arm to School brings kids to our community gardens
Mid-Klamath Watershed Council and the Karuk Tribe are working together on a Farm to Sc hool project that teaches children in 7 mid-Klamath schools about where fresh food comes from. Kids have taken field trips to the Yurok Tribe's Weitchpec Community Garden and the Orleans Community Garden, as well as learning about traditional Native foods from Triba l staff.

This project is supported by the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture 

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Security Grant # 2012-68004-20018